Nigerian Navy Special DSSC Course 29 Recruitment for Medical, Engineering, Legal and ICT Begins December 27 2023 (SEE HOW TO APPLY HERE)

The Nigerian Navy will on December 27 2023 begin recruitment of Special Direct Shortly Service Commission Course 29 for Medical, Engineering, Legal and ICT only. 

In the publication, the Chief of the Naval Staff presents his compliments to the Honourable Chairman Senate Committee on Navy and is pleased to inform the Chairman that the Nigerian Navy Special Enlistment Exercise for Direct Short Service Commission Course 29 is scheduled to commence from December 2023 - May 2024.


1. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Nigerians for special enlistment into the Nigerian Navy through the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 29. Online registration starts on 27 December 2023 and closes 7 February 2024. The departments and entry requirements are listed below.

2. Medical. The following medical fields with requisite entry qualifications are available.

a. Medical Officers/Dental Surgeons: MBBS or MBBCh and BDS for medical doctors and dental surgeons respectively. All must be fully registered by the Medical and possess a current practicing license.

Dental Council of Nigeria and b. Pharmacy: B.Pharm/Doctor Pharmacy degree and full registration with the Pharmacy Council of Nigena as well as have a current practicing license

c. Medical Lab Science: BMLS and be fully registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientist Council of Nigeria as well as possess a current practicing license

d. Radiographer BSc in Radiography with current practicing license.

e. Physiotherapy: B.Physiotherapy or BMR (Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation). Must be registered with the Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Registration Board of Nigeria (MRTB) and possess a current practicing license.

Optometry: Doctor of Optometry. Must be fully registered optometrist, dispersing optician by the Optical Council of Nigeria and have a current practicing license

9 Medical Records/Health Information Management: BSCHND required with current practicing license h Clinical Psychology: BSc in Clinical Psychology and Applied Psychology, with current practicing license.

Biomedical Engineer: BSc/HND in Biomedical Engineering with current practicing license.

Public Health Officer: BSc/HND in either Environmental Health or Community Health Information and Education. Must be fully registered with the Environmental Health Officers Registrations Council of Nigeria (EHORCON) and possess a current practicing license k. General Nursing/Midwives: B.NSC RN and RM with current practicing license. Post basic qualification in any of the following fields will be an added advantage:

(1) Accident and Emergency Nurse (2) Intensive Care Unit Nurse.

(3) Peri-Operative Nurse. 4) Ophthalmic Nurse.

( (5) Dialysis/Renal Nurse.

1. Social Welfare Officer/Nutritionist: BSc, practicing license from relevant regulatory bodies, registered member of the professional board. m. Occupational Therapist BSc. practicing license from relevant regulatory bodies, registered member of the professional board.

a Control Engineering.

3 Engineering B.Sc or B Eng qualifications in the following fields

b. Naval Architecture/Ship Design

c . Marine Engineering (Mechanical)

d . Marine Engineering (Electrical).

e. Mechatronics Engineering.

Membership of Nigenan Society of Engineers (NSE) and Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN) will be an added advantage:

4. Information and Communication Technology: B.Sc/ B.Tech/ B.Eng in Computer Science or Computer Engineering Priority will be given to candidates with relevant qualifications in

a. Networking and Network Administration

b. Programming and Software Development,

c . Server and Database Administration.

d. Cyber Security

Computer Forensics/Digital Investigation Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Certification in relevant fields will be an added advantage.

5. Legal Service: LLB and BL. LLM in International Maritime Law. International Law or Forensic Law is an added advantage.


1. Applicant must be a Nigerian citizen by birth

2. Applicants are warned against giving false information or tendering fake certificates. Any false information or fake certificates discovered at any stage will lead to disqualification and subsequent prosecution of the applicant. 3 Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Division for holders of First degree and Upper Credit for HND holders. Computer literacy will be an added advantage in all fields.

4 Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria. 5. Applicants who obtained credentials from foreign institutions should ensure the certificates are authenticated by the Federal Ministry of Education and coples of all certificates allre to be submitted at chosen aptitude test centers.

All applicants must present Olevel West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), in addition to any other results such as NECO. Credit in Mathematics and English is compulsory.

7 NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption from NYSC is a compulsory requirement for enlistment 8. Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 meters tall while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 meters 188

9 Applicants should be between 22 and 28 years of age by 25 March 2024. Except Medical Officers who should not be more than 30 years

10. Serving personnel, Soldier Rating/Airman, and other paramilitary services personnel must obtain a letter of attestation duly signed by the heads of their units. 11. Applicants will be shortlisted for a qualifying aptitude test. The date and time of the aptitude test will be communicated via the Nigerian Navy website:

12. Applicants are to choose any of the following centers for the qualifying aptitude test a Abuja Centres:

(1) Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks. (2) Command Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks.

b Bauchi Centre: Command Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks

Owerri NTA Centre:

Nigerian Navy College of Accounts and Finance, Owerrinta, Abia State d. Lagos Centres:

(1) Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.

(2) Navy Town Secondary School, Navy Town Djo e Port-Harcourt Centres:

(1) Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Borokiri

(2) Air Force Secondary School. 115 Special Operations Group, Air Force Base.

Sokoto Centre: Army Day Secondary School, Giginya Barracks

a 13. Applicants are to appear for the Aptitude Test with the following:

Photocopies of Degree and NYSC Discharge Certificate.

b. Parent/Guardian Consent Form c. Acknowledgement Form.

d. Photocopies of foreign certificates (if any)

14. Applicants are to note that the entire special enlistment process is free of charge and should refrain from giving money to any individual under any guise.


15. On completion of the application form, applicants are advised to click 'SUBMIT on the portal to generate the applicant's Transaction D. Applicants are thereafter advised to print out a copy of the 'Application Summary For further enquires, please call 08061100665 between 0800 and 1700 hours only. 

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